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The Victoria Auditor Generals Office (VAGO) recently audited Manningham Council (See minutes for 8 Sept 2015).

It was not a wide reaching audit. It focussed on checking the accuracy of the information in two documents produce ... Read more »

Views: 383 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 11.08.2015


On Sept 8, 2015 Manningham Council presented the results of the audit of their Annual Report for 30 June 2015.

There are one or two things I would like to highlight.


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Views: 361 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 10.11.2015

Manningham Council is planning to renew the special charge scheme for Templestowe Village shopping area. The scheme is meant to fund marketting and promotion of the shopping area with a view to promoting business activity.

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Views: 494 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 09.27.2015

Manningham Council completed another 'Community Satisfaction Survey'. Please see pages 2180 to 2194 of the minutes for 28 July 2015.

Some 12 months ago, a similar survey was done. At the time, I made the c ... Read more »

Views: 484 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 09.06.2015


Manningham council proposes a very costly solution -- for a laneway.

There is a drainage reserve in Bulleen – Harold Link Reserve – that runs like a laneway behind some 60 residential homes. It is prima ... Read more »

Views: 457 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 08.22.2015

Manningham Council often refer to a number produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) called the 'Average Weekly Earnings' to justify either it's annual rate increase or it's staff pay increase. They did this in the 2015/16 and also in the 2014/15 budget documents.

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Views: 508 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 08.09.2015

The state government proposes to cap rate increases for local councils. Local councils will only be able to increase rates at around the CPI each year. The CPI is currently somewhere around 2.4%. Currently Manningham council increases our rate bills each year by outrageous amounts of 5% and higher. And they have been doing this for many decades.

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Views: 477 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 07.04.2015

Sometimes Manningham Council stun me with the way they treat the people of Manningham.

Please consider the "Performance Report for the period ending 31 March 2015" (see pages 1474 and onwards in the minutes for 26 M ... Read more »

Views: 449 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 07.04.2015

Some time back, I wrote about a claim by Manningham council in their 2014/2015 budget that Average Weekly Earnings would increase by 4.5% in 2014/15 and subsequent years. Please see page 1300 of the minutes of the council meeting for 29 April 2014 to see where the council made this claim.

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Views: 440 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 06.06.2015

A lot can be learned about Manningham council, if you ask them what they would like to see happen.

Manningham council actually answers this question every year.

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Views: 411 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 05.24.2015

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